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College Officers

Dr. Pittman

Jeff Pittman

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Jeff Pittman, Ph.D., began his role as chancellor of STLCC in July 2015. Pittman previously served as the statewide vice president of corporate college services and online education at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, and has served in wide variety of academic leadership roles for the college for the past 27 years in four geographic regions and the system office. Most recently, Pittman was instrumental in the reorganization and development of a lean organization for the delivery of Corporate College customized workforce training and services to business, industry, and individuals throughout the state of Indiana. Pittman also served as chancellor of Ivy Tech’s Wabash Valley Region for 11 years, and simultaneously worked as the statewide vice provost of distance education for three of the years. Under Pittman’s leadership, the college’s enrollment in online education doubled from more than 32,000 students per year in 2008 to 69,000 students in 2010. Pittman’s doctorate in educational leadership, administration, and foundations is from Indiana State University. His master’s degree in human resource development is from Indiana State University, and his bachelor’s degree in business is from Indiana University.

Paul Zinck

Paul Zinck

Acting Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administration
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Paul Zinck was named acting vice chancellor of finance and administration in September 2015. He is responsible for all matters relating to budget, finance, accounting, physical facilities, maintenance, and auxiliary services, such as bookstores food service. Prior to this appointment, Paul was the controller for the college, overseeing accounting, payroll, purchasing and procurement, student accounts, and accounts payable. Before joining STLCC, Paul served as the budget manager and comptroller at McKendree University from 2007 to 2015. Paul’s other higher education experience includes adjunct instructor positions at McKendree University and Lindenwood University, as well as other administrative positions. Previous to entering higher education, Paul served at various assignments during a 20-year career in the U.S. Army, where he received numerous military awards and decorations. Paul earned a Master of Business Administration degree and a bachelor’s degree in accounting, both from McKendree University.


Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs 
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Andrew Langrehr

Andrew langrehr

Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs

Andrew Langrehr was appointed as vice chancellor of academic affairs in July 2015. He provides district-wide oversight of the college’s curriculum-related policies, articulation of courses and programs, assessment of student learning outcomes, institutional research, and instructional resources. Langrehr previously served as the vice president of academic affairs at St. Louis Community College-Meramec. He was hired at St. Louis Community College as a full-time chemistry instructor in 2001. He served as both the department chair for physical and engineering sciences and the academic dean for the science and technology division prior to his appointment as vice president. Andrew was a full-time chemistry instructor at Jefferson College (Hillsboro, MO) before coming to St. Louis Community College. He began his community college career as an adjunct chemistry instructor at Kirkwood Community College (Cedar Rapids, IA). Langrehr studied chemistry at both Central College (Pella, IA) and the University of Iowa earning a B.A. and M.S., respectively. He also holds a Ph.D. in education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Roderick Nunn

Interim President, Forest Park Campus

Rod Nunn began duties as interim president at Forest Park in May 2014. He previously served as vice chancellor for economic development and workforce solutions. Nunn oversaw the Corporate College, the Workforce Solutions Group and the Continuing Education division, and supported the Center for Workforce Innovation. Before joining the college in 2008, Nunn directed the public workforce system for three governors in both Missouri and Illinois. Under Nunn's leadership, the college's workforce development team has won numerous national, state and local awards including: 2012 Education Innovator of the Year, Missouri Chamber of Commerce; 2012 Top Workforce Development Provider, Training Industry, Inc.; 2012 Exemplary Program Award, National Council for Workforce Education; 2012 Business Development Award, North County, Inc.; 2011 Growing Green Award, USBGC Missouri Gateway Chapter; 2010 Innovation of the Year, League for Innovation in the Community College; 2009 Innovative Industry Training Award, Department of Economic Development. Nunn has a doctor of management from the University of Maryland-University College's community college policy and administration program. Nunn holds a master's degree in public administration from the University of Illinois at Springfield, and a bachelor's degree from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He and his wife Ramona have two sons, Joshua and Judah.

Ruby Curry

Ruby Curry 

Interim President, Florissant Valley campus

Ruby Curry became interim president of St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley in June 2014. She joined STLCC in 1976 as a physical education instructor and coach of the campus's women’s basketball and softball teams. She was named the Region XVI Coach of the Year in 1986. In 1993, she became chair of the Physical Education department, and was appointed dean of the Business and Human Development division in 2001. In 1990, Curry was elected as the Women’s Region XVI director for the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and served until 2008.  Curry was a 2006 inductee into the NJCAA Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, and in 2008 received the NJCAA Service Award. She served as Region VII director for the American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC) and is a charter member of the St. Louis chapter. In 1992, Curry was selected to participate in the AAWCC Leaders program, and then developed the Student-Athlete Academic Monitoring program that still is used at STLCC today. In 2012, Curry received the David L. Underwood Memorial Lecture Award. Curry is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha and a trustee at Crossroads College Preparatory School. Curry earned a master's degree in education-physical education from Eastern Illinois University, and a bachelor's degree in physical education and health from Central Missouri State University.

Rebecca Emerson

Rebecca Emerson

Executive Director for School and Community Partnerships
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Rebecca Emerson, a licensed professional clinical counselor, was appointed executive director for school and community partnerships in June 2015. Prior to joining STLCC, Emerson served as system director of dual credit and transfer for the Kentucky Community and Technical College System and as assistant dean for special projects at Henderson Community College in Kentucky. Emerson also served on Kentucky’s statewide college and career readiness task force. Under Emerson’s leadership, the Kentucky system hosted the first statewide transfer summit, a national model of collaboration between two- and four-year institutions. In addition to working closely with state and national dual credit and transfer leaders, Emerson served as co-editor and contributing author for the Kentucky Transfer Monograph. Before beginning her career in higher education in 2005, Emerson worked as director of dropout prevention for Henderson County Schools in Kentucky and taught as an adjunct instructor for Tarrant County College District in Texas. Emerson earned her B.A. in journalism and broadcast communications from Wayne State College, her M.A. in church and community ministries, and her M.A. in marriage and family counseling, both from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Educational Leadership from Johnson University. 

Leadership Team Members

Executive Director, STLCC Foundation
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Jo-Ann Digman was appointed executive director of the STLCC Foundation in March 2011. She previously served as the executive director of InSight St. Louis, a non-profit dedicated to recruiting students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities to St. Louis to live and work. She also served as vice president of external relations for the Merisant Company. She was director of external relations for Monsanto, and was assistant to the chancellor at Saint Louis University. Digman also served from 1986-92 as district director for U.S. Sen. Christopher "Kit" Bond, and as a caseworker from 1979-82 for U.S. John Danforth. She holds both master's and bachelor's degrees in social work from Saint Louis University.

Bill Miller

Associate Vice Chancellor, Human Resources
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Bill Miller was appointed as assistant vice chancellor for human resources in June 2015. Miller has over 35 years experience in human resources, having worked in the corporate arena for McDonnell Douglas (Boeing), Ancilla Systems, in both Missouri and Illinois for Lutheran Senior Services, and for the Toney Watkins Co. In 2004, Governor Matt Blunt appointed Miller to the St. Louis County Board of Elections. Miller was appointed by Governor Jay Nixon as the state’s personnel director in 2009. After leaving the state in 2012, Miller was again appointed in 2014 as Commissioner on the Missouri Housing Development Commission. Miller is a member of the Society of Human Resources Management, St. Louis Leadership Center (FOCUS St. Louis) and the Human Resource Management Association. He is a past member of the College of Healthcare Executives, a past board member for the Alzheimer’s Association and past president of 100 Black Men of Metropolitan St. Louis. A Vietnam era veteran, Miller holds a master’s degree in business from National Louis University-Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in aeronautics from Tennessee State University.

Mary Nelson

General Counsel
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Mary Nelson was named St. Louis Community College general counsel and chief legal officer in September 2014. Nelson has more than 30 years of experience in the public and private sectors, including stints in two mayoral administrations in St. Louis, positions in state government, and partnerships in several firms. Nelson’s law practice concentrated in real estate, construction, and business law. In June 2015 she was appointed to serve on the Missouri State Highways and Transportation Commission. She was the first African-American woman appointed to Missouri’s Administrative Hearing Commission, leaving that post to accept her current position with STLCC.  Nelson served as president of the St. Louis Board of Police Commissioners, on the 2001 Missouri House of Representatives Reapportionment and Redistricting Commission, and served two terms on the Board of Trustees of the MU Law School Foundation. An active member of the Missouri Bar, Nelson has held leadership posts for the Bar Foundation Board of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, and the Mound City Bar Association. Nelson earned her bachelor’s degree in political philosophy from Princeton University. Her juris doctorate is from the University Of Missouri School of Law.

Kedra Tolson

Acting Executive Director


Administrative Associate to the Chancellor & Leadership Team
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